The Arizona State University (ASU) Karsten Golf Course, Home of Champions is conveniently located just 10 minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport, and rated “4 ½ STARS” by Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play”. This championship par 70 Pete Dye, Scottish links design with rolling hills and railroad ties is home to one of the strongest collegiate golf programs in the country, and boasts exceptional playing conditions year-round. The four sets of tees ranging from 4,765 to 7,002 yards provide a memorable challenge for players of all levels.


A feature we’ve added to our Golf Course Information page now includes not only a visual that shows you the outline of each hole at ASU Karsten and how to play it, but we’ve also added a video so you can fly over each hole from tee to green. Please click through the hole-by-hole slider, or use the left and right arrows to click through each of the videos. You can also click to enlarge each of the videos to full screen size.


Golf Shop Hours
Oct 1 - April 30: 7AM - 5PM
May 1 - Sept 30: 6AM - 7PM

Practice Facility Hours
Oct 1 - April 30: 7AM - 5PM
May 1 - Sept 30: 6AM - 6PM

*Times subject to seasonal changes. Please contact the golf shop at (480) 921-8070 for exact hours of operation.


Traditional Golf Attire to Include:
Collared Golf Shirt
Slacks (if worn) hemmed
Shorts (if worn) at least medium length and hemmed
No denim or athletic wear of any kind
Soft spikes (no metal spikes)


At ASU Karsten, a number of holes could be considered the course’s signature hole. The short par-four 4th hole, the tough par-four 9th, the daunting par-three 16th (measuring 248 yards from the tips) or the testy par-four 18th which is guarded by water down the left side and is considered one of the toughest finishing holes in Arizona.

As you stand on the 16th tee at the ASU Karsten Golf Course, you cannot help being drawn in by the beauty of the hole. A lake on the right side runs the entire length of the hole guarding the right and front sides of an expansive green. Mounding on the left and back sides of the hole complete a picturesque setting. Then you check the yardage to choose a club and realize that you have a 217 yard carry over water to reach the green. Your instincts say bail out left to ensure a par or bogey at the worst, your pride says I can make this shot. Each year the most seasoned collegiate golfers face this same decision. Our signature hole is truly a risk and reward situation. Which path will you select, the safe route to a bogey or the precise golf shot that could yield that precious birdie on hole 16?